We have the latest mid week round up for you here. All the latest singles from some of our favourite artists.
1. Gary Barlow releases video for ‘Incredible’
Gary Barlow releases a feel good video for ‘Incredible’ out now.
In the video, Gary performs on stage in a striking red suit and black bow tie alongside his band (including a brass section) and bedazzled dancers. The video was shot at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club earlier in November and directed by Michael Baldwin, who Gary previously worked with on Take That’s ‘Out Of Our Heads’.
‘Incredible’ was released earlier this month and was the soundtrack to the 2020 Argos “Book of Dreams” Christmas advert.
2.. Russell Dickerson Releases ‘It’s About Time’
Triple Tigers Records’ multi-platinum recording artist Russell Dickerson has released his brand new track, ‘It’s About Time’ featuring Florida Georgia Line. The track is taken from his forthcoming sophomore studio album, “Southern Symphony,” out on December 4th.
Featuring swaggering verses and an intoxicating hook, ‘It’s About Time’ marks one of the biggest collaborations of Russell’s career with chart-topping multi-platinum duo, Florida Georgia Line. Talking about how the new track came about, Russell said, “I put any and every idea into my phone. I was sitting with my wife, and I said, ‘Baby, it’s about time for a drink’. The phrase had a flow to it. “ He continued, “Florida Georgia Line are two of my best friends and it’s always so fun to make music with friends.”
Listen to ‘It’s About Time’ HERE
3. RⱯHM ⚉ – releases ‘the thunder peal of spackle on drywall’
RⱯHM ⚉ is best known for pushing musical boundaries as a founding member of alt-pop four-piece altopolo. Out on his own, the Indiana-based multihyphenate is ready to go further. Pairing the abstract with the emotive, RⱯHM ⚉’s leftfield sounds dive in and out as he tells stories that are bound to resonate.
Breaking down the track’s bridge he explains the history behind his fluorescent freezer, originally putting a dozen or so glow sticks in there 15 years ago after a bar mitzvah party.
4. PERFUME GENIUS releases new video for ‘Some Dream’
Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) releases his music video for ‘Some Dream’, taken from his critically acclaimed album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. The video was directed by Charles Grant & Hunter Ray Barker and features Los Angeles Legend, pigman.
Hadreas says of the inspiration, “The song is about the sort of dream world I keep myself in, in order to write. Sometimes I wonder if there will be real world costs for staying there too long. I don’t want to pick my head up after a bunch of years go by and see a bunch of songs but nobody to love.”
5. Nicole Markson Releases New Single, “Gonna Get It All”
Nicole Markson, has released a new single titled, “Gonna Get It All.” The fun, lively pop/dance jam is co-written by Markson, Clare Reynolds, and multi-Platinum Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Dave Audé.
A vibrant, high-energy music video for “Gonna Get It All” has been shot and will be released in the coming days.
Markson plans to release a ballad version of the song next month, featuring “Out For Souls,” a 19-person choir led by Cedric P. Sesley. “Out for Souls” has toured all over the country and shared the stage with LeAnn Rimes, Donnie McClurkin, and Fantasia.
6. Cassia share new video for ‘Do Right (Live From The Steam Room)’
Released earlier this year, Cassia’s ‘Do Right’ encapsulates the serene atmosphere, irresistible hooks and uplifting lyricism that have enabled the band’s word-of-mouth following to flourish throughout 2020 and has become one of their most popular tracks. Now Cassia present a superlative spin on the song with an accomplished new acoustic performance.
Filmed in a steam room at the band’s Casa de Cassia studio in Berlin, the performance is as intimate as they come with the three band members packed into the tiny space. Their set-up is back-to-basics (acoustic guitar, bass and a two-piece drum kit) allowing the song’s quality to shine through, with the trio’s warm vocal harmonies demonstrating just how strong their musical connection is. It provides the ideal vehicle to deliver the song’s message. It’s a timely reminder that making small changes to your life can be an important first step towards personal fulfilment.
7. Zand releases new single ‘Innappropriate’
One of the most exciting, formidable and hotly tipped rising stars, ZAND has just released their brand-new brooding single, Inappropriate. The track can be streamed / downloaded on all digital partners here. The release of Inappropriate comes a couple of days ahead of the launch of their UGLY POP EP, out this Thursday, pre-save here.
Produced by ZAND and LA-based, DJ/producer Daktyl (Major Lazer, Halsey) and mixed by Thomas Mitchener (Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, La Roux), Inappropriate’s haunting melody is complimented by their sweet and alluring vocals accompanied by a heavy, industrial pop production. The Blackpool-born artist has also today revealed the music video, which sees them take on two very different personas, bringing the dialogue played out in the song to life.
8. Engelbert Humperdinck & Janet Devlin release duet
Call it a surprise pop pairing or a festive fairytale. Engelbert Humperdinck and Janet Devlin’s sumptuous cover of the Elvis classic Can’t Help Falling In Love is both a tender tribute with a modern twist and a cross-generational ode to love and loss that seeks solace in troubled times.
A duet performed from different perspectives, the magical song teams the legendary king of love ballads with the young, Irish star whose breakthrough came on X Factor. Can’t Help Falling In Love, made famous by Elvis in his film Blue Hawaii, was Janet’s grandfather’s favourite song. In the week he passed away, the then 16-year-old performed it live on X Factor and it has been a fan favourite and staple of her set ever since.
9. Elder Island release nightmare influenced video for new single ‘Feral’
Elder Island release an eerie new music video for their haunting single ‘Feral’, the first taste of new music from their upcoming sophomore album. The striking visual brings to life the uncomfortable dread of childhood nightmares, laced with anxiety and the fear of what awaits when you finally fall asleep.
Reminiscent of a short film, the music video embraces the paranormal and the sinister discomfort of vast, desolate landscapes. Directed by Jordan Martin, who has worked with the likes of Fontaines DC, IDLES, Heavy Lungs, Two Door Cinema Club and Bastille, the video centres around a flickering fireside and the band as cult-esque figures, barefoot and shrouded in the dark. Filmed on the outskirts of Bristol, it moves between haunted outhouses, vacant grounds and Hitchcock-styled chiaroscuro driving scenes with a permeating sense of dread, visually exploring the burden of childhood nightmares.
10. Just Tommy releases ‘Playing For Likes’
Just Tommy, from Tempe, AZ., has a new video for his kick-ass single, “Playing for Likes,” out November 21, 2020. The song and video have a message that highlights avid users of all social media platforms.
The song, “Playing for Likes” is loosely about social media and the role it plays in our lives today, but it could be applied to other aspects of life as well” says Just Tommy, and “The concept started with a question: What drives us to share the things we do on social media with our friends, family, followers, strangers, and the world?
Just Tommy says, “The inspiration behind the video for “Playing for Likes” is in the name. Originally, I’d planned on having a bunch of people submit tiktok-style videos and then my dude would stitch them together and make a sick video.
11. SAM FENDER releases cover of ‘WINTER SONG’
Sam Fender is pleased to share a stark, raw and heartfelt recording of Alan Hull and Lindisfarne’s emotional 1970s folk track, Winter Song.
As meaningful to the people of Newcastle as The Beatles were to the people of Liverpool, Lindisfarne might never have reached the dizzying heights of John Lennon’s men, but in vocalist and songwriter Alan Hull, they had an artist whose music reached and touched millions, and who hundreds of thousands of Geordies, over the generations, remain fiercely proud of. A local legend.
Sam shares the lyric video in collaboration with People of The Streets (POTS), a social enterprise that seeks to meet the less tangible needs of people experiencing homelessness.
12. Nuuxs unveils new single and video for “dreamers’
London singer-songwriter NUUXS today unveils the visuals for her new single ‘Dreamers’, the latest offering from her forthcoming debut album Heirloom, due in 2021 via Goldun Egg / Absolute. The part-animated video, created by regular collaborator Charlie Cross, sees NUUXS beamed into space in a TV, harking back to the boundless possibilities of childhood as shooting stars, satellites and whole galaxies zoom by.
‘Dreamers’ is a surreal pop ballad that combines NUUXS’ glittering vocals with moody piano keys, atmospheric strings and otherworldly sonics. “‘Dreamers’ is for anyone who needs a moment to remind themselves that dreams do and can come true. As we grow up we are slowly given things to carry that make it harder to feel that weightlessness we did when we were children. ‘Dreamers’ is for the person that needs to hear their dreams were and are real and must at all costs be kept safe,” NUUXS explains.
13. Big Sean Ft. Post Malone “Wolves” Official Video Out Now!
In the visual for one of the standout tracks from Big Sean’s chart-topping album Detroit 2, the artists play with the theme by creating a lunar experience. It also features a cameo from Big Sean’s mother.
14. LAOISE releases her new single ‘Movies’
With her previous single ‘Healthy’ currently at No.6 on the ‘Breakers Chart’, Irish pop star LAOISE (pronounced Lee-sha!) is back with her brand-new track ‘Movies’, out everywhere now.
Produced by LAOISE her long-time collaborator Seán Behan, ‘Movies’ showcases her prowess as an accomplished but down to earth songwriter. Accompanied by a stripped back instrumental, her dreamy vocals and lyrics take centre stage.
LAOISE’s music is deeply inspired by the theatrics of Kate Bush, the charm of Stevie Nicks and the confidence of Taylor Swift to constantly evolve and develop a new sound. Drawing from her combined influences, she thrives on being able to experiment with her music and the concepts and emotions she’s able to portray, and the LAOISE we hear today is as real as it gets.
15. The Kinks reveal stunning new animated video for ‘Lola’
The Kinks have today revealed the stunning new animated video for ‘Lola’. An Eager! production, the artwork was created by Chris Garratt and Mick Kidd of Biff Cartoon (https://www.biffonline.co.uk/
Originally recorded 9 May 1970 at Morgan Studio 1, Willesden, UK for The Kinks classic ‘Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One’ album sessions. This fresh, new 2020 remaster was done from the original HD master tapes by expert Kinks engineer Andrew Sandoval, overseen by Kinks frontman Ray Davies. ‘Lola’, which reached the #9 in the US, #2 in the UK and Germany, was The Kinks’ biggest single success since ‘Sunny Afternoon’ in 1966 and marked the start of big comeback Stateside. The track, written by Ray Davies, allegedly details a romantic encounter between a young man and a possible trans-gender person whom he meets in a club in Soho, London. This new remaster is on the new, multi-format, 50th anniversary, ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ album releases out on BMG, December 2020.